01 Jan 2020

Choice Housing has appointed GEDA Construction, a leading Building, Civil Engineering and Property Development Company to complete a £1.75 million overhaul refurbishment of James Court Sheltered Living Scheme in North Belfast.

The Dungannon based company who have projects across the UK and Ireland will begin work onsite December 2019 and the project is estimated to take a total of 18 months.

The North Belfast Scheme comprises of 54 one and two bedroom apartments. Built in 1980, the renovations will ensure a continued high standard of living for residents, which will include new kitchens and bathrooms, as well as, internal decoration and flooring. Fire Safety measures and re-wiring of the building will also ensure continued safety regulations are complied with.

Michael McDonnell, Group Chief Executive at Choice Housing said:

““We are pleased to get the regeneration of James Court under way with GEDA Construction. This scheme is an integral part of addressing the ongoing need of social homes in North Belfast. Choice has, in 2018/19 invested £14m on capital planned maintenance of our stock and we are committed to continuing this regeneration of both new and existing developments.

“Like all of our collaborations, we aim to work with organisations who can deliver efficient quality services who has experience and expertise in their field. GEDA Construction have exactly that and we look forward to launching the new and improved scheme in early 2021”.

James Court, Kansas Avenue is located close to a range of local amenities, allowing residents to live independently while safe in the knowledge there is support and security if they need it.

Damian Murray, from GEDA Construction added:

“We are pleased to continue our working relationship with Choice Housing and look forward to delivering this project. The works will incorporate the very best standards and the latest in energy saving technology and will enable Choice tenants to make the most of high quality, safe homes at an affordable price.”